Vantrease, Misty Clark
Misty Clark Vantrease

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Practice Areas:

  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Guardianship
  • Life Care Planning
  • VA Benefits & Planning
  • VA AID & Attendance
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Legal Documents
  • Medicaid


MISTY CLARK VANTREASE is an equity partner at Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC and focuses her practice entirely on elder law. Prior to joining Kentucky ElderLaw, PLLC, she spent ten years as an assistant public defender, first in the general trial division and then in the capital division. Ms. Vantrease assists older citizens and their family members on a wide range of issues, including nursing homes, Medicaid, VA, asset preservation, legal documents, guardianship, probate and related matters. She is a past chair of the Elderlaw Section of the Kentucky Bar Association, and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, ElderCounsel, and the Louisville Bar Association. Ms. Vantrease earned her B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Murray State University; her J.D. degree from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville; and received her LLM in Elder Law from Stetson University in May of 2017, graduating with High Honors.


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • LL.M. - 2017
  • University of Louisville School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 2001
  • Murray State University
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2001


  • Selected by the Louisville Bar Association to receive the Frank Haddad Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2005

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Position

  • Louisville Metro Public Defender, Capital Division, 2008 to 2011
  • General Trial Division, 2001 to 2008